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Will Congress support Nitish on trust vote today?

  Will Congress say yes? Patna: apart from the violence on the streets, the JD[U] leaders have been busy garnering support for their government. According to a report, the Congress is now likely to vote in favour of Mr Kumar’s government, in a late night development. If that happens, Nitish’s government will be securely in majority and safe from immediate danger. And yet this dependence adds an element of risk for JD[U] in the long run! Nitish Kumar’s Bihar government faces a trust vote in the state legislature today. His party, the Janata Dal United or JD(U), has 118 legislators.... 

JD [U] – BJP’s day of mutual betrayal and bloodied noses!

  BJP-JD[U]: betrayal through fisticuffs!Patna: there were some ugly scenes staged around the Beerchand Patel Marg, an area where the political parties have their offices in Patna. Two days after the Janata Dal (United) called it quits with Bharatiya Janata Party, the friends-turned-foes on Tuesday clashed outside the BJP office here, leaving many injured. While the principal opposition party observed ‘Vishwasghat Diwas’ across Bihar, JD(U) and BJP workers beat each other up with bamboo sticks and iron rods in Patna during the shutdown, injuring nearly half a dozen workers of... 

JD [U] justifies split from NDA: says Modi is ‘arrogant and divisive’!

  Modi: the divisive factor! Accusing the BJP of forcing it to walk out of the alliance by not being forthcoming on Narendra Modi’s future role, senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Saturday said that the announcement of a split in the coalition was a “mere formality” now. Tiwari also dubbed Modi as an “arrogant” and “divisive personality” who cannot take all sections along. Interestingly, the JD[U] has refrained from making ‘communalism’ or the Gujarat riots as the main issue in its several statements. This comes after jairam Ramesh, the Congress... 

Kaimur model of development offers hope for Bihar

   By T N Jha Vegetable export: Kaimur Bihar, of late, has been the focal point of national debate, inflamed largely by the political heat generated by MNS led tirade against Bihari immigrants in Mumbai. This seems to be gaining and becoming pan-Indian, as, reportedly, in other parts of the country as well, the non-acceptance of Bihari workers is getting further momentum. This, on the flick side of it, has certainly aroused Bihari sentiments and sub- nationalism across all those living in or out of Bihar, which historically remained, more as a sequel to colonial legacies, deeply divided and... 

Sunday Editorial-What Bihar really needs now: Nitish and Laloo should come together!

  By Ratnakar Tripathy Mutual Bowing: easy for warriors! The proposition is simple – Laloo and Nitish would make an unbeatable combination in Bihar today. Refuting this proposition is just as simple – just use the word impossible, and everyone down to the last illiterate peasant in Bihar knows why! The reason pure and simple is ‘egos’. The egos of two men who have been too close in the past and then too distant to come together. So am I asking conjoined twins, who managed to separate themselves successfully, to come back and attach themselves again? No, not at all. It’s in fact more... 

Yash Raj Films in Hollywood: to produce film ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’

    Ingrid Bergman After Nicole Kidman starrer ‘Grace of Monaco’, Uday Chopra and writer Arash Amel are coming together to produce a movie on Hollywood icon Ingrid Bergman’s doomed romance with war photographer Robert Capa. ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’, based on Chris Greenhalgh’s book of the same name, will be produced by Yash Raj Films’ Hollywood arm YRF Entertainment. Amel will adapt the book and will produce with Chopra, as they did together on the Olivier Dahan directed ‘Grace of Monaco’, which again was based on actress Grace... 

BHU scientists to study climate change impact in South Asian countries

  global warming: time for alarm! Varanasi: In view of the rampant weather change and risk factors involved with it in south Asian countries, researchers at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are contributing in implementation of the Thimpu Statement on Climate Change in collaboration with United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC). RK Mall of Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, BHU has been given a task to prepare a comprehensive study of the policy, institutional landscape and resource allocation for climate... 

Just what is it that makes you a ‘Digital Media’ Expert (DME)…

Vijay Marur I don’t know if you have noticed, but lots of fathers seem to be going around telling their sons and daughters that ‘they can be anything they choose to be’. While this advice is sound and commendable it makes life difficult for the genuine professionals who perhaps were not fortunate enough to have parents who believed in the song – be what you wanna be. It was bad enough when computerization meant that text typed out in Word Star could be easily edited by a client who very soon began to believe that he was a good copywriter because everyone at home told him that he was so... 

Amazon launches online sale of books and music in India

  Buying online: India The world’s largest online retailer Amazon has finally opened up its shop in the fast expanding Indian e-commerce market. The US-based online retailer quietly announced yesterday the launch of its flagship selling platform for Indian buyers — www.amazon.in, alongside a service for domestic retailers wanting to generate online sales and a delivery service for third-party vendors with no back-end infrastructure. The Amazon India marketplace however begins by selling books, films, TV shows and will soon be adding mobile phones and cameras to its portfolio. While... 

Unfavourable Policy Regime and Stagnant Agriculture in India: Evidences and Emerging Trends

  By Dr. T. N. Jha      Agriculture: a mainstay! Needless to emphasize, the foodgrain production in India has recorded impressive increase from a mere 82.0 million tones in early sixties to 218.0 million tons in 2009-10. With favourable and even spread of south-west monsoon, it is expected to reach all time high of around 231.0 million tons in 2010-11. This is often taken to argue, both in the academic and policy circles that India has overcome the problem of chronic food shortages, as it used to be the case till late sixties and become self-sufficient to meet its domestic foodgrain demand.... 
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